Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” was banned by school districts once again this year. The book often lands on the top 10 Banned Books. Why? And what did Morrison have to say about banning books?

“The thought that leads me to contemplate with dread the erasure of other voices, of unwritten novels, poems whispered or swallowed for fear of being overheard by the wrong people, outlawed languages flourishing underground, essayists’ questions challenging authority never being posed, unstaged plays, cancelled films — that thought is a nightmare. As though a whole universe is being described in invisible ink. Certain kinds of trauma visited on peoples are so deep, so cruel, that unlike money, unlike vengeance, even unlike justice, or rights, or the goodwill of others, only writers can translate such trauma and turn sorrow into meaning, sharpening the moral imagination.” Toni Morrison

Join us on Saturday, June 4 at 1pm for our Virtual Marathon Banned Book Read-A-Thon.